this is bbc news. these are the top stories at ten o'clock: zimbabwean president robert mugabe's closest allies in zanu—pf call on him to step down as military leaders gather to meet him to determine his fate. iam ben i am ben brown reporting live from harare where there is intense pressure on robert mugabe to resign, but for the moment he is staying put. missing teenager gaia pope's family thank those who searched for her for their compassion, humanity and community spirit, as a body is found. the chancellor philip hammond has signalled he will investigate why some house—builders and speculators are hoarding rather than building on land. it is not acceptable to us that there are not enough properties available to rent and that rental is sky—high. the answer is we have got
to build more homes. tests of driverless cars on uk roads are set to be given the green light in this week's budget. and our sunday morning edition of the papers is at 10:1i5am. this morning's reviewers are katy balls, political correspondent of the spectator, and the journalist and broadcasterjames rampton. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the pressure on the zimbabwean president robert mugabe to stand down is intensifying with both the military and his own party set to take further steps to remove him. the head of military veterans says the ruling zanu—pf party will remove the 93—year—old as its leader at a meeting this morning. now the zanu—pf youth league,
which until now has strongly supported president robert mugabe, has called for him to step down. tens of thousands of protestors lined the streets of harare yesterday calling for his resignation, but mr mugabe has so far resisted. let's speak to ben brown in harare. bring us up to date with the latest developments. we have heard in the last few minutes that a motorcade has left the private residence of robert mugabe. we think he is on his way to a meeting with generals from the zimbabwean defence forces, the commanders of the military take—over here last wednesday. we think they are having another meeting, another attempt really to persuade robert mugabe to resign, to go with some dignity of his own volition. but so far he has stubbornly been refusing to do that. the leader of the war
vetera ns, to do that. the leader of the war veterans, the men who fought alongside robert mugabe in the war of independence, that leader has said that he does think that robert mugabe will be prepared to resign today because the military are saying they will no longer protect him here in harare. that is one possible scenario but so far robert mugabe has been stubbornly clinging on, despite that huge display of people power that we saw here yesterday on the streets of harare with tens of thousands of people euphorically coming out onto the streets and demanding his resignation. the other major development we have got today, the central committee of the ruling party, zanu—pf, they are also meeting, and they are expected to strip robert mugabe and his wife of party membership and to dismiss him as party leader. though he will not be leader of the ruling party any more after today. but technically he would be in office and he resigned. —— unless he resigned. it would be
up —— unless he resigned. it would be up to parliament perhaps to impeach him. parliament is behind me in harare and they could begin impeachment proceedings early next week. give us a sense of the atmosphere there today. they spoke about the euphoria that we saw on the streets of harare and the other cities yesterday. what is it like today? it is calm today with no more demonstrations but we have been talking to people who took part in those demonstrations who are still so happy that they were there on that historic, momentous day for zimbabwe. you have got to remember that people in this country, this city, used to be terrified of going onto the streets to demonstrate or even criticise robert mugabe. yesterday they were free to do so and the army gave them full permission. in fact they were going up permission. in fact they were going up to soldiers and having selfies taken with soldiers and thanking them for the military take—over here. scenes of enormous joy, them for the military take—over here. scenes of enormousjoy, black and white, young and old, people from all sorts of different
political factions in this country, all coming out onto the streets to demand the same thing, the resignation of robert mugabe, the end of last of his 37 year rule. he can no longer be in any doubt that he does not have the support of the people, he does not have the support of the army or of his own party, zanu-pf. thank of the army or of his own party, zanu—pf. thank you very much. ben brown in harare. he was talking about euphoria and the people celebrating on the streets yesterday. within the last hour, the leader of zimba bwe's powerful war vetera ns leader of zimba bwe's powerful war veterans threatened to unleash the mob against robert mugabe if he did not step down. this time it would be a typical african coup. this is not what we want in zimbabwe. you saw the order, the discipline. that is the order, the discipline. that is the way we will do things. i hope he realises that this is for him to do
things and get in quickly turn the situation does not get worse than it is now. i'm nowjoined alex magazisa, former adviser to morgan tsvangirai, the leader of zimbabwe's opposition movement for democratic change. thank you for coming in. we were hearing from ben brown that meetings are taking place this morning and things are moving. what is your take on the situation at the moment? what is happening is to try and put more political pressure on robert mugabe. we saw the military using military force at the start of the week. yesterday was a mass convergence of zimbabweans trying to apply pressure from the people. today we are seeing zanu-pf from the people. today we are seeing zanu—pf using their factions to apply political pressure on him. but as expected, robert mugabe is holding on. he is a stubborn man and he will try and fight to the very bitter end. even with so many people in his own party coming out against him now? that is the character of
the man. he is getting more and more politically isolated but he knows he has got one thing counting in his favour, and that is the fact that he is constitutionally elected, recognised head of state. and that is important to other countries in the african union? it is absolutely important. they don't want to set a precedent and they want to protect themselves. african leaders protect each other and they will protect robert mugabe for their own sake. even when they see these scenes that we are watching here now of so many tens of thousands of people coming out onto the streets to ask for him to go? well, absolutely. but that is why it is also important for the people of zimbabwe not to make it a one off but to make it a sustained effort to make the campaign, mass protest, a sustained campaign, to show that there is no more political capitalfor robert
show that there is no more political capital for robert mugabe. show that there is no more political capital for robert mugabem show that there is no more political capital for robert mugabe. it was moving seeing so many people on the streets of harare yesterday. do you think that is the thinking of the military, for allowing these kinds of demonstrations and protests? in the party would not have seen this in zimbabwe. absolutely. in the past, the military would have been the instrument used by robert mugabe to stop people doing that. the fact that they allowed people to protest in the way that they did shows that they are willing to apply political pressure. they are also using the people to drive home their point. this would not have happened last week. it is happening now because it is important for them to sir robert mugabe that he is running out of time. and if indeed that does happen and robert mugabe is removed, is this a kind of freedom that we will they continue? what will all this mean for zimbabwe they continue? what will all this meanforzimbabwe in they continue? what will all this mean for zimbabwe in the short to medium term? it is very important
that we should be realistic about what is going on. this is a family fight with the zanu—pf primarily, where there has been a convergence. other people outside zanu—pf would like to see robert mugabe gone, and thatis like to see robert mugabe gone, and that is the main interest. as far as freedom is concerned, people are happy that freedom is coming, but it is important to understand that what is important to understand that what is critical here is notjust one man, but the system. it is the system that has got to change. the system that has got to change. the system that has got to change. the system that robert mugabe created is so entrenched that it will take some time before it can be dismantled. but this is the beginning. i think it is important to celebrate the moment, if indeed robert mugabe goes, because it will be the start perhaps of a hopeful future for zimbabweans. and perhaps notjust zimbabweans. and perhaps notjust zimbabweans. you touched on this briefly but just zimbabweans. you touched on this briefly butjust one final thought. there are neighbouring countries in the continent who will be watching what happens in some bog with very closely indeed. the african leaders are watching it. the african people,
the citizens, are also watching it. we saw the ugandan president already showing signs of paranoia over what is happening in zimbabwe. very good to talk to you. thank you for coming detectives in dorset say they believe they've found the body of missing teenager gaia pope. the discovery was made by search teams close to a coastal path near swanage. the 19—year—old was last seen alive on 7th november. her family have said they are "absolutely devastated". ian palmer reports. daughter, sister, friend. the search for gaia pope is over. she is, i'm not going to say "was" and i never will, she is the absolute light of my life. so beautiful, so emotionally wise and intelligent and... so passionate and artistic and creative and understanding. gaia's body was found yesterday afternoon.
the 19—year—old had been missing since november 7th. she was discovered near fields where some of her clothes were found a few days ago. before her body was located, hundreds of volunteers took part in a mass search in the town of swanage. we want to thank each and every one of you for everything you have done. if there is one ray of light in this nightmare, it is the compassion, humanity and community spirit you have shown over the last ten days. your dedication and selflessness for a girl that many of you don't even know has been staggering and one of the few things that kept us going. earlier, three people arrested on suspicion of murder were released under investigation. police say at the moment gaia pope's death is being treated as unexplained. ian palmer, bbc news.
let's get more on this story with our correspondent james ingham, who's near the scene in swanage. devastating news for the family. yes, you can hear the emotion in the girls‘ voices there, speaking very bravely just a few girls‘ voices there, speaking very bravelyjust a few hours girls‘ voices there, speaking very bravely just a few hours after girls‘ voices there, speaking very bravelyjust a few hours after the discovery of gaia‘s body. they had been hopeful until the last moment that she could be found alive. i interviewed clara just a couple of hours before, yesterday lunchtime, as they organised searches and hundreds of people from the community turned out to help in those searches. she was convinced that gaia could be found alive but as those searches were going on, not far away, near cliff top tier in swanage, the far away, near cliff top tier in swa nage, the police far away, near cliff top tier in swanage, the police had specialist rescue and search teams out and they found the body. just give us the latest on the investigation, if you can. the police will now be carrying
out further scientific work in the area where she was found and also forensic tests on her body. a postmortem will also take place to try to establish exactly how she came to her death. the police say her death is still unexplained. they don‘t know whether she simply walked off and came to her death without any undue violence. they believe that potentially she was killed. last week they did arrested three people on suspicion of her murder. they have all been released but the police say the results of these scientific studies will help to determine the course of their future investigation and whether it continues to be a murder inquiry. thank you very much. james in swanage. the chancellor of the exchequer has pledged to use wednesday‘s budget to help build 300,000 new homes a year. philip hammond has told the bbc it
is not acceptable that young people cannot buy their own homes and that the government would do more to tackle the problem. our political correspondent, emma vardy, joins me now. philip hammond talking to the andrew marr programme this morning. yes, and his overall theme was setting out a vision for britain post—brexit, as he called it. a big focus on housing and helping young people. there were some strong hints dropped today about ideas for helping first time buyers with things like stamp duty. he has set out this target for building 300,000 new homes a year, but some very key questions. does that mean that you will build on the green belt? philip hammond has got to tread a difficult line because he does not want to upset traditional tory voters who don‘t want to see green belt land built on, but at the same time labour has been picking up a lot of support from youngsters, and that is one way in which philip hammond is looking to redress the balance here. he was questioned on the green belt
but he pointed the finger at developments where there is already planning permission but not a lot of building is going on. he said that is what he wanted to target. in london alone 270,000 residential planning permissions have not today been built. we need to understand why these planning permissions that are going up all over the country, that will continue to increase across the country, why they are not being built out. we will intervene to make sure they are. we will use money. we will use the powers of the state. we will use the powers of the planning system. but we are determined to get those missing homes built. this is a bit to get back some of those younger voters who want to get on the housing ladder who have gone over tojeremy corbyn. of course there is cross— party corbyn. of course there is cross—party support for building new houses but labour is setting out a very different vision here, particular calling for an end to austerity and calling for the government to stop giving tax cuts for the rich and to invest in public
services. john mcdonnell taught this morning about nationalising utilities, saying that people feel they are being ripped off by companies making huge profits. but john mcdonnell is always challenged over whether labour would borrow responsibly while we have still got the deficit. he said if you invest, there will be economic returns that will cover the cost of the borrowing. what has happened is the government has cut corporation tax, which means that earned income by corporations is being stacked up and not invested, so we now know... you want to force corporations to reinvest more money? ideally we want to give less tax cuts to corporations and the rich of recognise there is an emergency out there in the public services and invested in public services. while we see labour really applying the pressure to end austerity, philip hammond was holding firm on that. he said after years of struggling to get the deficit down,
at last we are about to turn the corner on seeing dead begin to fall. you might expect a cautious safety first approach from philip hammond. thank you. much more budget chat in the next few days, i imagine. the headlines on bbc news: the leader of zimbabwe‘s powerful liberation war veterans movement has issued a warning that robert mugabe will face more violence if he fails to step down today. police say they are confident that the body found near swanage is that of the missing teenager gaia pope. her family near swanage is that of the missing teenager gaia pope. herfamily say they are absolutely devastated. tests of driverless cars on uk roads are set to be given the go ahead in this week‘s budget. investigators are continuing to look into the causes of a mid—air collision between a helicopter and a plane after the bodies of the four men who died were recovered. police and air accident experts
remain at the scene of the wreckage in woodland in buckinghamshire. one of the victims has been named as captain mike green. he was conducting a flight instructor course with a student when they both died. after 3a years at the helm, the sinn fein leader, gerry adams, says he plans to step down. during his time as leader, he persuaded the ira to call a ceasefire and pursue a political settlement in the form of the good friday agreement. his decision to resign brings to an end the longest party leadership in britain or ireland. republicanism has never been stronger. this is our time. we will grow even stronger in the future. but leadership means knowing when it‘s time for change. and that time is now. i will not be standing in the next election. that
was gerry adams making his announcement last night. john campbell is in the belfast newsroom. remind us of the background to all of this. gerry adams has been the undisputed leader of irish republicanism for more than a generation. a huge amount has happened in that time, really leading the republican movement from war to peace. now he says it is time to hand over. he had been discussing this with martin mcguinness earlier in the year. they had a plan but of course martin mcguinness became gravely ill and died earlier this year and as gerry adams put it, life sometimes punches you in the face and that is what happened in terms of that particular plan. now he has laid out what his vision will be. he will not stand again for the irish parliament. it will be a process to select a new leader. next year gerry adams will no longer be the leader of sinn fein, a position he has held for more than 30 years. a big change. what will this mean for sinn fein? i think the big question is
whether gerry adams has been an electoral asset to sinn fein or a liability. particularly in republic of ireland. sometimes particularly when involved in discussions about the economy, gerry adams has not been particularly sure—footed. there isa been particularly sure—footed. there is a generation of very new, talented sinn fein leaders in the republic of ireland, and some people think perhaps they can lift sinn fein from their current position in the polls, where they tend to get somewhere between ten and 15% of ireland. there is a reasonable chance we will see an election in the republic of ireland in the next couple of years. perhaps now is the is the time, the party thinks, to have a new leader, someone who can bring them on with new voters. thank you, john campbell. the actor and singer david cassidy is being treated in a florida hospital for multiple organ failure. the 67—year—old, who first found
fame in the tv sitcom the partridge family, was rushed to hospital three days ago and requires a liver transplant. he is believed to be conscious and surrounded by his family, following reports he had been put in an induced coma. new advice on how to recognise and tackle sexual harassment in the workplace is published today. the advisory and conciliation service acas has released guidelines for employers and employees which outlines the kind of behaviour which could be considered inappropriate and how to report it. jane—frances kelly has more. allegations of inappropriate behaviour by men considered to be hollywood greats and high profile politicians at westminster started a conversation about what sexual harassment is and what needs to be done to tackle it. now the conciliation service acas says it wants to help people identify sexual harassment at work and to give tips on how to handle it. the advice includes examples of the forms that sexual harassment can take, such as written or verbal comments, displaying explicit images or unwanted physical contact.
sexual harassment can happen anywhere, at any time, to anybody. there are things that employers can do that will help manage that risk. but, nevertheless, it is a possibility and people need to be ready to identify it if it happens, they need to know what to do if it happens and they need to have a safe place and a safe way to report that, and possibly resolve it or take action around the matter as well. acas says if someone feels they are experiencing harassment, there are a number of people within an organisation who can help deal with complaints — like members of the human resources team or union representatives. any kind of harassment that includes sexual assault or physical threats, it says, is a criminal act and should be reported to the police. jane—frances kelly, bbc news. argentina‘s navy says it‘s detected signals which may
be from the sanjuan, a submarine that went missing with 44 crew on board. the vessel last made contact on wednesday. american planes and a british research vessel have joined efforts to locate the submarine. the argentine defence ministry says experts are now working to trace the source of the signals. andrew plant reports. the san juan submarine, filmed earlier this year at its base near buenos aires. a 2000—ton, 65—metre vessel, a crucial part of the argentine navy since the 1980s. but on wednesday it seemed to vanish somewhere in the waters of the south atlantic ocean. the submarine left ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of south america on monday, and was heading back to its base in mar del plata, just south of the capital, buenos aires, a distance of around 2000 kilometres. the search has been concentrated about halfway, the sanjorge gulf, fom where the sub last made contact on wednesday. it‘s a huge area and bad weather and high waves are now slowing the search.
translation: we have to consider that it might be on the surface of the waters, the protocol says, because it might be easierfor the submarine to get help that way. the sanjuan has a crew of 44. it is more than 30 years old but was refitted in 2014. the newest of argentina‘s three submarines, it carries 22 torpedoes on board. so what could have happened? the navy said a powerfailure may have caused communication problems. if that‘s happened, operational guidelines say the submarine should have surfaced. three ships and two aircraft have been searching, nowjoined by a nasa plane, the uk survey vessel hms protector, and a us navy aircraft. now the argentinian ministry of defence says seven satellite calls have now been detected, made at various times on saturday. it is thought their signal was too weak to maintain a connection. experts are now trying to trace their origin to try to find
the missing submarine and its 44 crew. andrew plant, bbc news. mexico has officially opened its butterfly biosphere reserve, ready for the migration of monarch butterflies which congregate there each autumn to survive the harsh northern winter. sophia tran—thompson reports. it‘s travel season and these northerners are looking for a winter escape. every year in autumn, millions of monarch butterflies take the arduous journey to mexico from as far north as canada, some migrating almost 5,000 kilometres. but only a small number survive the journey. to help increase their chances of making it, a protected sanctuary has been set up, extending across the state of mexico and michoacan. last year, 200,000 people visited the butterflies. it‘s changed the landscape and created jobs. translation: the majority of people here were loggers.
that was their employment. but now we‘ve realised how important the monarch butterflies are. so rather than being lumberers, we now take care of trees. we are replanting forests and protecting them from fires, everything we can. populations of monarch butterflies have decreased significantly over the past two decades, in part because of a decline in native plants. but authorities in mexico, canada and the us have stepped up efforts to preserve them. it‘s hoped this season‘s migration will beat last year‘s with flying colours. the queen and prince philip will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary tomorrow. to mark the milestone, buckingham palace has released this new portrait. a set of six commemorative stamps have also been issued by royal mail. they feature the couple‘s engagement and wedding. they are the first royal couple to celebrate their platinum anniversary.
let‘s get the weather forecast with philip avery. hello. quite a bit of dry weather on offer throughout the rest of the day across many parts of the british isles but the cloud will fill in across western areas of wales, england, the western side of scotla nd england, the western side of scotland and northern ireland. bits and pieces of rain. sunshine in the east but not overly warm, up to 7 degrees. this comes in from the atla ntic degrees. this comes in from the atlantic overnight, causing snow to fall and lie above 200 metres on high ground to the north of the central belt in scotland initially. then as we get into the first part
of monday, we will find a lot of rain across a good part of northern and eastern britain. that gradually pushes off into the north sea, leaving behind leaden skies, pieces of rain on the breeze, but at least the breeze is coming in from the south—west, so relatively mild across england, wales and northern ireland. cooler field, one across england, wales and northern ireland. coolerfield, one of those days for the greater part of scotland. on hello, this is bbc news — the headlines: zimbabwe‘s ruling zanu—pf party is expected to remove president robert mugabe as its leader today, as well as expell his wife, grace, from the party. police say they‘re confident that the remains of a body found near swanage is that of the missing teenager, gaia pope. gaia‘s sister described her as "beautiful, emotionally wise and intelligent." tests of driverless cars on uk roads are set to be given the go—ahead in this week‘s budget. that is our objective, to see fully d riverless ca rs that is our objective, to see fully driverless cars without safety attendance in the cars on the roads
in the uk by 2021. gerry adams — sinn fein‘s leader for the past thirty four years — will step down from the role next year. coming up in a few minutes, our sunday morning edition of the papers. joining me are katy balls, political correspondent at the spectator and journalist james rampton. first, a full round up from the bbc sport centre. good morning. england have made it through to the semi finals of the rugby league world cup. they beat papua new guinea by 36—6 in melbourne. tim hague has the details. england have strolled their way through the world cup so far about with sam burgess back, could be marched through their quarterfinal against the colourful and physical papa new guinea? we got an indication after 90 seconds, png skipper flattening.
indication after 90 seconds, png skipperflattening. england indication after 90 seconds, png skipper flattening. england were excellent and a familiar finisher. commentator: yet another try for jermaine mcgilvray. and they did the damage again shortly after. saying,, same result. this encounter was not without the odd bump on the road. he did not bother kevin brown or his team—mates, though, going over at half—time. papa new guinea impressed in the tournament and got some reward for their efforts. before upping the ante again, what can no longerjust the provider, as he scored twice himself. commentator: is he going to be caught? no, he is not. another lead ryno got the try to make it 36—6. tonga are next in the semifinals and
england are picking up speed in this world cup. they have been good all tournament, there are some big boys there and they tackle hard. they test the pack but we came off well. we are still building. we‘re into the semis and that is where we wa nted the semis and that is where we wanted to be. justin rose is on course to win the season—ending tour championship in dubai. the olympic champion is four under par for today‘s round and nineteen under overall. he now leads fellow englishman tommy fleetwood by five shots in the race to top the money list on the european tour. england‘s women have lost the ashes but they‘ve won their penultimate t20 of the series in australia to save a bit of face. england set the aussies a total of 153 to win in canberra and then bowled the aussies out for 112 to win by a0 runs, withjenny gunn taking four wickets. there will be two new faces in tonight‘s final of the atp world tour finals at london‘s 02 arena. bulgarian grigor dimitrov will face belgian david goffin in a match not
many would have predicted. goffin sprung the biggest surprise of the finals by coming from a set down to beat roger federer for the first time to reach his first ever tour final. for federer, it was only a fifth defeat of a very successful year. dimitrov beat the americanjack sock in three sets for a shot at the biggest title of his career. i have maybe never really reached my best level. but he didn‘t play well in that said, i don‘t believe, so it was pretty disappointing but at the end, he did play extremely well and was the better player on court, so i feel like it is ok like this. the bulgarian faces goffin in london later this evening. the match is live on bbc two, coverage starts at six o‘clock. that‘s all the sport for now.
more for you in the next hour. more now on zimbabwe. the head of military veterans says the ruling zanu—pf party will remove the 93—year—old as its leader at a meeting this morning. now the zanu—pf youth league — which until now has strongly supported president robert mugabe — has called for him to step down. i‘m joined in the studio by the zimbabwean journalist georgina godwin. widening the latest we have is that president mugabe‘s motorcade is on the move, we assume to go to this meeting with the military. what you expect to happen there?|j meeting with the military. what you expect to happen there? i expect they won‘t be very firm on the fact he needs to go, he needs to an his
own resignation. nobody wants to see a violent situation. the language around this has been very careful, as you know, much ridicule, saying this is a very polite coup, in fact not a coup. the minute islands get involved and we start referring to it as involved and we start referring to itasa involved and we start referring to it as a coup and this is achieved through the barrel they come releva nt through the barrel they come relevant people are, then all sorts of chilling things that occasion. the the something we want to avoid andi the the something we want to avoid and i am surprised there has been his comment about mob violence and i also think zimbabweans themselves, and this wave of euphoria yesterday‘s huge demonstrations, would be limited to take that step. what hope is there for president mugabe to step down today because thatis mugabe to step down today because that is what needs to happen to avoid all of these potentially awful consequences? he must know there is
absolutely no way out, he cannot cling on, he has to go, it isjust a question of how and when. we understand he is speaking to his mitchell weiser, a priest, who has advised him for many years. —— his spiritual adviser. and i think that sense will prevail, i think he must realise, it is a question of the nuts and bolts, where does he go? how does he get there? will they face charges? can they keep the money? all of that must be taken into consideration but i‘m sure once a property owners on the table, he will take it. tens of thousands of people out on the streets yesterday calling for him to go. you have experience as a journalist inside zimbabwe. this is something that would not have
happened in the past. absolutely unthinkable in the past. and just the way the media there has handled it has been quite extraordinary. i used to produce public broadcasting corporation and everything is that you couldn‘t could not play or could not say and i remember playing pieces of music hoping people would get the message and yet i notice in the last few days, they have been played great liberating songs, particularly since grace‘s ascendancy to power, these had been com pletely ascendancy to power, these had been completely banned and then of course the town of newspapers, we never thought we would see the state papers with the kind of headlines they have been running in the last couple of days, absolutely unthinkable in the past and that is such a refreshing change for zimbabwe, to get news that we may actually be true. what was the tipping point? it seems rather sudden to us here. aiming for
zimbabweans, the writing may have been on the wall as soon as emmerson mnangagwa was fired. his nickname, the crocodile, he was very powerful at the minute he was shoved aside,, when he said that grace could rise, we knew something must happen. gucci grace, as she is known, for her shopping habit, has been absolutely appalling in the way she has treated people. removing them from their land so she can take over commercial properties. she‘s absolutely loathed. and since mnangagwa went, it was clear this probably would not be allowed to happen by the army because mnangagwa is closely allied. we need to look at it in a bigger context in both china and south africa and countries which have a vested interest in zimbabwe are desperate for there to be something
of secession time and for that to happen without bloodshed and also for the corruption to stop. people do not wish to invest in them in their money will only covers of some individuals, however, if it can be guaranteed that will go ahead and investment can port in in a non—corrupt way, then i think zimbabwe will have the support of the region and indeed those further afield, like china. really good to talk to you, thank you. back to what we‘re expecting to come out of wednesday‘s budget. the chancellor has said the government will use powers of state to get more homes built. he told the bbc was unacceptable that young people could still not afford to their own homes. we have made clear commitment about protecting the green belt and they will maintain that. but there are lots of things we using planning powers, planning powers, intervention powers, to get planning
permission that been granted. in london alone, there are two and 70,000 residential planning permissions that have not today been built. we need to understand why these planning permissions that are going up all over the country, that will continue to increase across the country, why they are not being built on. we will intervene to ensure they are. even his money, and the powers of the state and the powers of the planning system. we are determined to get those missing homes are built. the chancellor speaking on bbc‘s andrew marr programme morning. joining me now isjohn rentoul, who‘s the chief political commentator at the independent. housing, we know a lot about what people on wednesday. it is something every single government has wanted to solve, the housing crisis. indeed. but it is perhaps not what sajid javid had been asking for. no,
he put sajid javid‘s pleas for more money to him and philip hammond pointed out that sajid javid and never actually used the £50 billion figure and when andrew marr asked him, i‘m they going to see a lot of small measures rather than some sort of great big national mobilisation drive to build more houses, in effect, the chancellor said, yes, we‘re going to see a lot of small measures but he ran a committee set up measures but he ran a committee set up the case for why that is a sensible way to do it, incrementally, small measures, the number of new houses up from around 200,000 to 300,000. that would make a substantial difference. it is amazing how difficult that is the government to do. what hope? i thought the chancellor gave a very solid performance, in that, he wants to present himself as
a sensible, pragmatic politician who knows how to get things done. he talked about the problem of small companies dean whitehead in the financial class, he himself has experience in property development, so he‘s older than us what he‘s talking about. but it is very difficult to see how he could possibly come up with enough on wednesday to satisfy everyone, considering it is notjust housing, there are huge pressures for more spending on health, universal credit, social care and there was no way he can meet all of those demands. he does not have an easyjob. boxed in by the economy, the uncertainty around brexit... in by the economy, the uncertainty around brexit. .. he in by the economy, the uncertainty around brexit... he has an incredibly difficultjob. you almost expect him to sort of breakdown in tea rs expect him to sort of breakdown in tears and said, i up! that horrible exa m tears and said, i up! that horrible exam feeling. he will have that feeling of having said something in passing that came out not the way he intended. he said there are no
unemployed people. he was trying to talk about the fact that group limited at a record low and the labour market is quite tight but it did not the way he wanted and i expect the media will give him a ha rd expect the media will give him a hard time of it for the rest of the day. what is the best case scenario for him on wednesday?” what is the best case scenario for him on wednesday? i think the choice for this project is that two disastrous, if he can get through it without losing his job, disastrous, if he can get through it without losing hisjob, without all the newspapers coining a new word for omnishambles and put it on the front pages, then he will have considered he will have got through it. because there are no easy ways out of this one. unless there really isa out of this one. unless there really is a magic money tree in the treasury and they have found some clever way of creating billions, then i think he willjust have to
hope people did not say it is a catastrophic budget. volunteers restoring the last paddle steamer to be built in britain are appealing for help to track down artefacts and equipment which disappeared from the ship. ‘the maid of the loch‘ was left derelict on the banks of loch lomond after it was mothballed 35 years ago, now a group of enthusiasts are hoping to see her set sail again. our scotland correspondent, lorna gordon, has been aboard to take a look. in the grey drizzle of an autumnal day, the last paddle steamer to be built in britain. she‘s not sailed for more than 35 years, moored up and, for part of that time, left to rot — until steam—ship enthusiasts saved her from sinking. it‘s a thing of beauty, but it needs a bit of work. absolutely, it sure does. it needs a lot of work, and a lot of money spent on it. the obvious things are that the paintwork and all that kind of thing... bit of rotten wood there? rotten wood. all of that will be replaced or renewed. the paddle boxes will be bright and sparkling again.
in her 30 years of service, royalty and heads of state were amongst the millions of passengers who graced her decks. on a saturday night, there‘d be entertainment. and on a summer‘s day, it would be full of families who‘d come from glasgow to see loch lomond. in its heyday, the maid of the loch would have been packed with passengers enjoying a day out on the water. many of those who are helping to restore it have fond memories of this ship, and want a new generation to enjoy it too. was it exciting, as a boy? oh, yes, fantastic. never seen anything like it in my life. there‘s a wonderful feeling about watching the power — i mean, this is power. this is raw power. all these pistons — the two pistons going backwards and forwards, turning the shafts, making the paddles go through their cycle, making her go through the water... it‘sjust — i mean, "magic" is the only word there is to it. hard work by volunteers has erased
some of the damage caused by the years of neglect. but with anything of value stolen, any metals that could be melted down sold as scrap, they now need help in tracking down any artefacts that still exist, like this recently returned ship‘s wheel. the ship was stripped bare before we took it on. but over the years, we‘ve had one or two things back. the most important one is the ship‘s bell. you want to hear it? yeah, go on, then... you need to give me a hand...! if i lift it, you can give it a ding... there‘s lots of other ones that people have taken off. no recriminations, wejust need to know that, if they‘re safe, would people please give them back? securing the heritage of this historic ship, and moving one step closer to seeing the maid of the loch raising steam and sailing once again. hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are katy balls, the political correspondent at the spectator and the journalist james rampton. let‘s kick off by looking at the front pages. the observer leads on the situation in zimbabwe, with a picture of one of the thousands of anti—mugabe demonstrators in harare yesterday. the mail on sunday‘s story is an apparent altercation between two labour mps in the commons chamber. the sunday express claims that in wednesday‘s budget, the chancellor will announce support for britain‘s tech industry, which could mean we‘ll have driverless cars on our roads by 2021. the sunday telegraph also leads on a pre—budget announcement, reporting that nurses are in line for a pay rise. and the sunday times says that the chancellor will use
wednesday‘s budget to announce plans to build 300,000 homes every year. let‘s begin and katie, can you kick us let‘s begin and katie, can you kick us off? budget? budget day, wednesday and we just had philip hammond appearing on the andrew marr show and he has managed to get into trouble talking about unemployed people. they don't exist! apparently. there is better news for employed people, we think. in the sunday telegraph, there is an announcement that philip hammond will give nurses a paper that i think that many people has been a long time coming. it does not say what they pay rise will be, so we don‘t know how much. the indication is that it will be a real term pay rise, so that it links with inflation and i think this is a bit
too probably try to stop voters going to labour and the potential strikes coming up. always a big one, the nhs. people will be looking for reassurance that the tories have some traction on the nhs because in surveys, labour is always way ahead of the tories in his most trusted on the nhs, so he is slightly trying to park his tanks on labour's will allman here but i don't think he will get near it really. —— labour's front lawn. it is notjust nurses, it is ancillary staff and the doctors and there is a threat of strikes this winter, we know the winter will be bad, a flu crisis, patients to control these, it is going to be a pr catastrophe,
as well of course, more importantly, as well of course, more importantly, a personal catastrophe for these people, so he has descended message that we care and are doing something about it otherwise people will move to labour at the next election. and young people who cannot afford to get on the housing ladder, that is what he has been talking about this morning and that is what the sunday times is discussing. the big housing pledge. ithink sunday times is discussing. the big housing pledge. i think for some and the party this might be big enough. 300,000 homes a year and that is around 200,000 at the moment, so wedded to get the radical patients and some are pushing for but the problem is it does not seem like philip hammond is keen to build too much on the problem is it does not seem like philip hammond is keen to build too much on green belt or to borrow too much to the health, that means they‘re having to look at all these slightly small measures that might get more houses but it does feel like it might be with other governments, when they say they want to build, they have the intention but before you know it, it is hard
to reach targets. governments find it incredibly difficult to get new houses built. and earlier, one commentator said, who would want the job? you might say the england football manager is the hardestjob in the world but i think chancellor of the exchequer might be. certainly, this week. well, any week! he has the difficult balance of tight of all tory voters, house owners, and younger voters increasingly voting for jeremy corbyn, and he wants to bring into the tory fold and those promise of housing will be welcome news to young people but with katie rightly says, it is easier to see than achieve. 220000 and old residential planning permissions are in london alone, which have been activated because of the difficult bureaucracy. he says he will use the powers of state. driverless ca rs
he says he will use the powers of state. driverless cars is another thing the newspapers have picked up on. he‘s pledging we will be testing these. i be excited? —— are we excited by this? ie thought i would find driverless car is fantastic because i cannot drive. the chancellor is encouraging and i hope but the most of us read this and think, really? by twenty20? it seems rather close. the chancellor is trying to show the government is embracing technology but as you know, someone else takes a different view, which is jeremy know, someone else takes a different view, which isjeremy clarkson. know, someone else takes a different view, which isjeremy clarksonlj have never said this before but i actually agree with jeremy clarkson. i'm sorry to my wife and close family andl i'm sorry to my wife and close family and i must say this on national television. this is going to haunt me forever. if i had twitter, it would be my handle, "he agrees withjeremy twitter, it would be my handle, "he agrees with jeremy clarkson.". he
claims that when he tested driverless cars, it made huge mistakes which resulted in his death. he has not sure about them, he is challenging the head of audi who is developing these, to drive one of the driverless cars along the death abroad in bolivia, where you are going at 1000 feet past the lorry with one tire hanging over the edge, so he is saying to audi, if you can do that, i will buy one. but ido you can do that, i will buy one. but i do think it driverless car is rather unfortunate for this government, you know, the driverless government! they should not be talking about that, i think. let‘s talk about the observer. another politician in trouble. let‘s talk about the observer. another politician in troublem looks like it is the end of mugabe‘s era. we saw it begin midweek and now it looks like the crowds gathering, there is joy but there will also be anger if he does not start to get out sharpish and plan his transition
for leaving. what is interesting is his successor, nicknamed the crocodile, it‘s not clear if he will bea crocodile, it‘s not clear if he will be a massive step away from the current regime, this is someone who until recently was very loyal to robert mugabe. and has been criticised by national human rights groups, he was head of security for robert mugabe, so it is not at all clear that he has clean hands. however, the important thing is that mugabe must go, there must be a message so the world that this 37 years of increasingly dictatorial behaviour have come to an end and thisjoyous picture of the front behaviour have come to an end and this joyous picture of the front of the observer... a lovely picture of this woman with hashtag step down, actually in harare, where mugabe first pledged that he would win victory and there are a lovely quotes on the front page of the sunday times, a woman whose husband was beaten up by war veterans and they were thrown off their form and
she says, welcome to the happiest day of our lives, in 6071 could say lam acting day of our lives, in 6071 could say i am acting like a 17. the fact that this has brought together white farmers, war veterans, the military, it is the first time mugabe has reunited his country and that is because he is leaving. lot more on zimbabwe throughout the course of the morning here on bbc news. ourfinal story in course of the morning here on bbc news. our final story in the sunday telegraph, katie? mike slightly lighter news. prince harry's girlfriend, megan marcotte, tipped to be his fiancee one day, has been uncovered, journalists have had to go quite far back and have gone back to henry viii, notjust the baby pictures that we‘re used to, it turns out one of ancestors used to bea turns out one of ancestors used to be a friend of henry viii but they fell out and he was beheaded. how have they come up with this?
cubic think there was no other news in the world. no brexit, no budget, no crisis in zimbabwe. there is megan's relative from 1536, when he fell out with henry viii! that is the big story in the telegraph! i cannot believe it was not leading the telegraph, they made a massive news must take their in my opinion. thanks forjoining us. that is all, i will be back at the top of the hour with more news. join us then. a cold and frosty start. please is generating mist and fog and frost. a different story out west. no blue
sky and that is because in many spots, we‘re closer to a weather front which is spreading cloud further eastwards. it is essentially a trying day across many parts of the british isles but what we all noticed spreading eastwards is you will tend to lose your blue skies and this little shield of cloud just keeps coming in from the west. relatively mild in the west. and in the east, despite the sunshine, only 5 degrees. the cloud filling across western wales, western scotland and there is a chance of a of rain as there is a chance of a of rain as the cloud makes its way in. we still have northwesterly wind supply showers through the northern health and the north—east of scotland. overnight, michel temer pushing him from the atlantic, snow will fall and lie to as low as 200 metres to
the north of the central belt and scotland. a wet night elsewhere, especially in the north. further south and west, milder coming in but you cannot have it both ways, bright and crisp or so key and mild. and thatis and crisp or so key and mild. and that is the way monday is going. heavy rain eventually pushes away into the north sea but we have left behind with a rather dull and thank day. —— dank day. milder air really swamping the british isles on monday, save for that northern portion of scotland. having got into the regime of mountain hare, on tuesday, the flow along the ice supplies is way down in the mid—atlantic. supplies is way down in the mid—atla ntic. but it supplies is way down in the mid—atlantic. but it comes at a price. tuesday is another attempt a fair --
price. tuesday is another attempt a fair —— damp affair. this is the last of the dry and bright days. this is bbc news. the headlines at 11am: zimbabwean president robert mugabe‘s closest allies in zanu—pf are calling on him to step down, as military leaders gather to meet him to determine his fate. the motorcade has left the private residence of robert mugabe. we think he is on his way to a meeting with generals from the zimbabwean defence forces. missing teenager gaia pope‘s family thank those who searched for her for their "compassion, humanity and community spirit" — as a body is found near swanage. the chancellor, philip hammond,